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Top Causes of Car Accidents in Chicago Area

Some of the statistics regarding auto accidents in the United States are staggering. With six million annual car accidents, more than three million people are injured each year, including 90 deaths per day. Every year, around two million individuals suffer auto accident injuries that have permanent effects. Most accidents are caused by driver negligence, and they are the result of poor driving habits, intoxication, distraction, or a combination of those factors. If you are injured in an auto accident due to the actions of another driver, you can face costly …
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Seeking Compensation for an Illinois DUI Car Accident Injury

While the holiday season may be the most festive time of the year, holiday parties mean an uptick in drunk driving accidents on our roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation says 781 Americans were killed in alcohol-related car accidents in December of 2016, and an average of 300 people die in DUI crashes between Christmas and New Year’s annually. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver, you have multiple legal options to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. …
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Illinois Judge Awards $37.5 Million in Dram Shop Liability Case

When a drunk driver causes an accident, he or she is generally liable for any injuries or fatalities that occur as a result. For most injured victims, the first step in recovering compensation is to file a lawsuit against the intoxicated driver, but there may be other parties who could share in the liability for the accident. In fact, there are situations in which bars, restaurants, or other establishments could be held responsible for overserving the drunk driver prior to the crash. A Fatal Night Last month, a judge in …
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